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Old 12-22-2011, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Riverside
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Default Can Boehner survive this fiasco?

I kind of doubt it. This the second time in six months The Boner's had his chain jerked back by the Tea Party Caucus. He is clearly not in control of the votes in the House.

Time to start the countdown to a Cantor speakership. Three... two... one...
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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I should hope so. It's about time we got politicians that are more about cutting the government spending and doing something about the problem instead of those just always counting votes and spending our country into oblivion.
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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I sure hope not, he keeps fooling me to adjust the tint on my TV.
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:21 AM
 
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I'm beginning to wonder as well. I believe a two-month extension to the tax cut is absolutely ridiculous, but I'm not sure it was good politics to reject the proposal considering it was gauranteed to get negative media attention. This clearly was a win for Democrats and Obama.

It makes me wonder if its a leadership problem, or if there are other fissures. Right now he seems pretty weak, and that's a bit disturbing to me.
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:39 AM
 
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I believe in making the tax cut to the working Americans permanent. We are far too burdened with taxes.
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:42 AM
 
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I believe in making the tax cut to the working Americans permanent. We are far too burdened with taxes.
Well, how are the going to be funded then because the GOP says they need to be funded. The Senate wants to have higher income folks (non-middle class) fund them and the House wants to have a pipeline built and have the federal service workers (middle class) pay for them. Pick your poison.

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Old 12-22-2011, 10:45 AM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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Hell, I don't think the GOP is going to survive it.
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:45 AM
 
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I'm beginning to wonder as well. I believe a two-month extension to the tax cut is absolutely ridiculous, but I'm not sure it was good politics to reject the proposal considering it was gauranteed to get negative media attention. This clearly was a win for Democrats and Obama.

It makes me wonder if its a leadership problem, or if there are other fissures. Right now he seems pretty weak, and that's a bit disturbing to me.
I saw an interview with him a few days ago where he expressed confidence that they could get a deal. It's clear his party doesn't back him.
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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I saw an interview with him a few days ago where he expressed confidence that they could get a deal. It's clear his party doesn't back him.
That was when he was for the two-month extension.

Now he's pretending he was against it all along.

As long as he remains obstinately intrasigent, he'll hold the leadership as long as the GOP holds the House.
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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I kind of doubt it. This the second time in six months The Boner's had his chain jerked back by the Tea Party Caucus. He is clearly not in control of the votes in the House.

Time to start the countdown to a Cantor speakership. Three... two... one...
No issue with Boehner ... the house passed a bipartisan one year tax cut extension bill to the senate last week ... it was the senate the refused to vote on it. The blame is on Reid and Obama.
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